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Recreating a Restaurant Favorite

One of the best parts of going to a restaurant is being able to get food that you just can’t find anywhere else. Sometimes it’s a special sauce, a unique side dish or an out of this world burger – … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy … DIY (Part 2)

So, on to experiment number 2: Pesto. I love pesto. It’s filled with garlic and it’s a lovely shade of green. And making pesto is a snap. All you need is fresh basil, olive oil, minced garlic, grated parmesean cheese and pine nuts (a word to the wise, however, pine nuts are EXPENSIVE, so I just leave them out, but that’s your call). Continue reading

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Fellow Foodies Welcome

My life is food.

I don’t mean that I simply like food, but that it is literally my life.

I grew up in a world that revolved around food. I blame my somewhat diluted Italian heritage for this. Holidays, celebrations, family gatherings, days ending in ‘y’ – you name it, food took center stage.

Not that I am complaining about this upbringing. My parents and grandparents took pride in the fact that I’ve never been a picky eater, and was always able to order for myself in a restaurant, even at the age of 5. I wasn’t the type of kid you took to a restaurant and had to ask the waitress, “Do you serve hot dogs?” (not that I dislike hot dogs…). Chances are, if you put it on the plate in front of me, I’d eat it. Seafood, pasta, mystery meat in the cafeteria, it didn’t matter.

My name is Kristen, and I am a foodie. Continue reading

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